How to Get Nasty Plot (TM 140) and Pokémon That Can Learn It – Scarlet and Violet

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In Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, players can obtain Technical Machines (TM), a type of data disc that help Pokemon learn new moves. TMs are a quick and easy way to learn a new move without too much grinding or waiting. Nasty Plot is one of these useful Technical Machines. Find out how to get Nasty Plot (TM 140) and Pokemon that can learn it – Scarlet and Violet.

Obtaining Nasty Plot TM 140 in Scarlet and Violet

TM 140 teaches a Pokemon the move Nasty Plot. Nasty Plot is a Dark type Pokemon move. This move has a status effect on the Pokemon’s Special Attack, increasing it by 2 stages when equipped. It is a really great boost in battle!

Here are the stats for Nasty Plot:

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Nasty Plot Location (via Pokemon)

Nasty Plot can be gained once the player has completed the history lessons and caught the four Treasures of Ruin. Speak to Ms. Raifort in the Mesagoza staff room to unlock it. It can then be crafted using the following: 5000 LP, Meowth Fur x3, Spiritomb Fragment x3, and Tatsugiri Scales x3.

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The move is super effective (x2) on Psychic and Ghost, type Pokemon. It has an average effect (x0.5) on Fighting, Dark and Fairy type Pokemon.

All eligible Pokemon learn by Level up or TM. Pikachu, Raichu, Slowking, Houndoom can learn by Default. Check out this list of all the Pokemon who can learn Nasty Plot via TM.

  • Farigiraf (Level or TM)
  • Tatsugiri (Level or TM)
  • Gholdengo (Level or TM)
  • Chi-Yu (Level or TM)
  • Meowth (Level or TM)
  • Persian (Level or TM)
  • Drowzee (Level or TM)
  • Hypno (Level or TM)
  • Pichu (Level or TM)
  • Girafarig (Level or TM)
  • Houndour (Level or TM)
  • Honchkrow (Level or TM)
  • Spiritomb (Level or TM)
  • Croagunk (Level or TM)
  • Toxicroak (Level or TM)
  • Weavile (Level or TM)
  • Zorua (Level or TM)
  • Zoroark (Level or TM)
  • Deino (Level or TM)
  • Zweilous (Level or TM)
  • Hydreigon (Level or TM)
  • Salandit (Level or TM)
  • Salazzle (Level or TM)
  • Oranguru (Level or TM)
  • Sinistea (Level or TM)
  • Polteageist (Level or TM)
  • Impidimp (Level or TM)
  • Morgrem (Level or TM)
  • Grimmsnarl (Level or TM)
  • Sprigatito (TM)
  • Grafaifai (TM)
  • Gimmighoul (Chest) (TM)
  • Floragato (TM)
  • Meowscarada (TM)
  • Shroodle (TM)
  • Bombirdier (TM)
  • Pikachu (TM)
  • Raichu (TM)
  • Jigglypuff (TM)
  • Wigglytuff (TM)
  • Galarian Meowth (TM)
  • Psyduck (TM)
  • Golduck (TM)
  • Slowbro (TM)
  • Gastly (TM)
  • Haunter (TM)
  • Gengar (TM)
  • Murkrow (TM)
  • Slowking (TM)
  • Misdreavus (TM)
  • Girafarig (TM)
  • Sneasel (TM)
  • Houndour (TM)
  • Houndoom (TM)
  • Sableye (TM)
  • Grumpig (TM)
  • Cacnea (TM)
  • Cacturne (TM)
  • Shuppet (TM)
  • Banette (TM)
  • Mismagius (TM)
  • Honchkrow (TM)
  • Stunky (TM)
  • Skuntank (TM)
  • Spiritomb (TM)
  • Riolu (TM)
  • Lucario (TM)
  • Rotom (TM)
  • Gothita (TM)
  • Gothorita (TM)
  • Gothitelle (TM)
  • Deino (TM)
  • Zweilous (TM)
  • Rookidee (TM)
  • Crovisquire (TM)
  • Corviknight (TM)
  • Perrserker (TM)

That’s it for this particular Technical Machine and how to obtain it. We hope that has helped you teach your Pokemon the move you require. Let us know if you have any more hints or tips in the comments below. Next up, why not check out how to get Dragon Claw in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet? Good luck! Thank you for reading our How to get Nasty Plot in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet guide!

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